Throughout history, only 12 women have served as First Minister in Canada.
Put another way: there have been more than three times as many First Ministers named ‘John,’ than there have been women.
No Second Chances explores the experiences of women in politics through the lens of Canada's 12 female first ministers and their rise and fall from power.
A Canada 2020 Special Project.
#IWD 2021: In-conversation with Caroline Cochrane and Kathleen Wynne
Listen to a conversation from International Women’s Day 2021 featuring Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories and Canada’s only current sitting female premier, and Kathleen Wynne, former Premier of Ontario, on female leadership and the future of women in politics.
Throughout history, only 12 women have served as first minister in Canada.
Put another way: there have been more than three times as many first ministers named ‘John,’ than there have been women.
No Second Chances kicks off an important conversation about women in leadership – and it couldn’t come at a more crucial time for our politics.
Part 1: The Problem
In this episode, host Kate Graham looks at the experiences of women in politics - then and now. To set the scene, she speaks with: veteran journalists Robert Fife and Susan Delacourt, former federal Conservative Party interim leader Rona Ambrose, current Green Party leader Elizabeth May, and University of Toronto Professor Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin.